Edmond, OK (PRWEB) March 31, 2007
Mary Ann Ellis West writes thoughtful and humorous short fiction and poetry in this new collection. "The Things We Do For Love" is available on Lulu Press, Amazon.com and in many local bookstores.
Many of these stories have either appeared previously in small subscription magazines and newspapers or have won awards in various regional and national contests.
Mary Ann Ellis West's true crime book, "And Justice for None - The Life and Death of an Innocent Man" was released in 2006 and is also available on Lulu Press and Amazon.com.
"The Things We Do For Love" was inspired, in part, from the famous quote from the actress, Mae West, "Writing is a lot like sex. At first you do it because you like it. Then you do it for a few good friends. And, if you're any good at it, you do it for money." Mary Ann muses, "Perhaps the readers will see themselves on these pages or their best friends or worst enemies."
Mary Ann Ellis West is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, has been a teacher in several creative writing programs in Oklahoma, a real estate agent, the manager of the Georgetown Art Gallery in Washington D.C. and once worked as an interior designer for Bloomingdale's. She lives with her husband, four horses and several bird dogs in Edmond, Oklahoma.